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World Environment Day  celebrated

Governor wants children to  

be eco warriors

ITANAGAR, June 5: I want you to be ‘Eco Warriors’ said Arunachal Pradesh Governor Gen JJ Singh, while interacting with school children, who came to participate in the World Environment Day celebration at Raj Bhavan here today. We want the world to be safe, clean and plastic free for you as you grow up and also for the future generations. The present generation must leave behind a better environment for the future. Good environment will result in better health, longer life span and all will have a better place to live, said the Governor as he appealed to all to take vows to do their best for the environment. He went on advising them against use of plastics and called for its proper disposal. Governor asked all of them to plant at least one sapling at their respective home today and look after it.

While underlining that teachers are the best messengers, Gen Singh urged upon them to spread consciousness amongst the students and guardians on environment protection and conservation.

Reiterating his appeal for Clean, Green and Plastic Free Arunachal Pradesh, Governor said, we are fortunate to have such a nature bounty with green environment, clean water and natural beauty. Let us make Arunachal Pradesh more beautiful and cleaner place to live. Let us save our prized flora and fauna.

Reminding all that safe guarding the environment and reducing the loss of biodiversity is the duty of every citizen, Gen Singh called for optimum use of energy, water and natural resources.  Recommending use of renewable energy and rain water harvesting methods, Governor urged upon people of State to commit themselves towards environmentally friendly practices, such as moving towards more energy efficient practices at home and office, recycling, better management of natural resources, supporting organic products and farming and use of solar energy.

Earlier, students from Niti Vihar Kidzee, Kids Angel School and Kids Angel Purvanchal School, Mowb II, presented cards on environment protection and conservation to the Governor. The tiny tots of the schools in green attires to spread the ‘Green’ message also presented cultural items and action song on the theme on the occasion.

Later, along with the children, Gen Singh took part in a plantation programme inside the Raj Bhavan compound, which was followed by another plantation programme in the Raj Bhavan complex.

To mark the special occasion of World Environment Day, Governor also took part in the plantation programme organized by State Environment and Forests department in collaboration with Muskan Welfare Society and Raj Bhavan in the Raj Bhavan complex. More than hundreds of saplings of important trees like Hilika, Bohera and Amla etc. were planted on the occasion.

Secretary to Governor Ankur Garg, Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Pawan Kumar Sain, Muskan Welfare Society members, Raj Bhavan officials and officers and staffs of Environment and Forest department joined the Governor in the plantation drive.  

As a part of celebration, the Environment and Forests Department organized another plantation programme in the campus of Sangay Lhaden SportsAcademy, Chimpu in the morning. State Principle Chief Conservator of Forest BS Sajwan along with officers and officials of the department and the Sports Academy took part in it by planting more than two hundred and fifty saplings.

While highlighting various programme like plantation drives, competitions, awareness campaigns which are being carried out in various forest divisions of the State on the day, PCCF Sajwan expressed his hope that the celebrations will go a long way in increasing the public awareness and in stimulating the people into adopting more environment friendly lifestyle and compassionate attitude towards the rich wildlife of the State.

Divisional Forest Officer K. Rina informed that an intense public awareness campaign was started on 2nd June with messages related to environment, forest and wildlife conservation which were transmitted through Radio Oolala. A panel discussion on the theme of this year’s celebration was also held on the Radio Oolala where senior officers of the department dealing with conservation, environment and research participated, where role of forests in environment conservation and sustainable development of Arunachal Pradesh were highlighted. Special thrust was given to the campaign today, which will run for a month.

The discussion, in which State Principle Chief Conservator of Forest BS Sajwan, Environment Director P Subramaniam and representative of the World Wildlife Fund for India Piyush Kumar Dutta took part, was telecast through Doordarshan Kendra, Itanagar on 4th June last, Rina added.

Further providing the background of the day, DFO Rina said, World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June with different themes. 2011 is the International Year of Forests and naturally this year’s theme is ‘Forests: Nature at your service’. It is also noteworthy that India has been chosen the global host for this year’s celebration. (Source)

While observing the World Environment Day, Arunachal Paryavaran Rakshak Sangathan (APRS) today strongly condemned the mega hydro power project executing companies for rampant felling of trees without taking any preventive measures to protect the natural environment.

It alleged that the existing forest of the state are being destroyed in the name of developmental activities which is a great threat to our forest. Such type of activities may create ecological imbalance, it said.

It demanded the hydro power developers to plant tree to save environment.

The house further decided to conduct state level tree plantation festival at IG Park soon and appealed to the concerned department to protect and preserve IG Park, Itanagar and also appealed to the people of the state to preserve the natural environment and stop illegal hunting, fishing and reckless cutting down of trees.

The World Environmental Day  was also celebrated at Kanubari, Tirap with day-long programme. The day starts with plantation of ornamental sapling at newly constructed ADC office complex and Luaksim village road by Newlai Tinkhatra MLA and Paliamentary Secretary S.W, W&C.D along with other officers of PWD, Forest and  district  Administration.

Later an awareness camp was organized at Kanubari community hall with participation of  Panchayat members, GB, school children, Govt. employees various department including Chief guest Newlai Tinkhatra, DFOs of Deomali. R.Maham Chairperson, Zilla Parisad, Tirap and many other  panchayat leaders spoke in details about the importance of the tree plantation to protect our earth.

Action Aid Society Arunachal (AASA) celebrated the Environment Day today with women SHG members and Farmers at Sanglopotum village, Naharlagun.  The  women took out a procession on environment awareness, planted trees along the national highway and in their villages and distributed pamphlet on energy conservation to public to mark the occasion. S. Teetu Yoka President  AASA, while speaking on the occasion, said the best gift that we can give to our children is not bank balance, not ivory tower but pollution free environment. Yoka also advocated for sustainable environment policies  and put emphasis on  Green Jobs which is next to IT revolution in the country. Green jobs mean any enterprise that reduces carbon footprints of our own and other people’s. “We don’t need Mega Dam for self- sustenance but need cost affective and eco-friendly minor irritation project, solar energy, pro-poor health, education & PDS delivery, innovative land  and water reuse system, the Society said.

Many women leaders of SHGs also spoke on the occasion.

The 138 Bn, CRPF organized a programme at Sinkiview, Itanagar to mark the World Environment Day.

Bhupendra Kumar, Commandant and other senior officers  and general people planted  around 300 saplings of various fruits/flowers/medicine in the campus. All CRPF officers, jawans and their families took pledge to plant a sapling on their every birthday and important occasion to save environment.

Bhupendra Kumar emphasized on the need of protection of environment and maintenance of greenery. He called upon everyone not only to plant sapling but also look after  and maintain them otherwise their efforts will go in waste.


State BJP and PPA  condemn Govt. action

ITANAGAR, June 5: The Bharatiya Janata Party Arunachal Pradesh in its emergency meeting held here today condemned the government’s brutality on women and children at Ramdev Baba’s fast unto death venue Ramlila Maidan last night.

It was a Ravanleela at Ramleela as the police attacked the innocent children and women with tear gas and lathi charge, the BJP said. This brutality reminds the nation of the days of emergency, which too coincidently was in the month of June in 1975, the party said.   

The brutality displayed by the government in dealing with Ramdev and his supporters for raising voice against corruption and black money reflects the apathy of those sitting at the helm of affairs towards these vital issues, the BJP said.  The party said, the Congress is answerable to 120 crore people of India about the use of violence on innocent people. It’s misadventure at midnight  in order to curtail the voice of the people has again exposed the real attitude and corporate - fascist government under the Congress regime in the country.

The BJP in its meeting has decided to organize Raj Bhawan Chalo programme on June 06 which would be followed by submission of memorandum by party as part of the nationwide Party’s 24-hour Satyagrah and various other programmes  being organized to express  resentment against the "undemocratic and dictatorial attitude” of Congress led UPA regime.

Peoples' Party of Arunachal strongly condemned the undemocratic action of the Central Government against Baba Ramdev and his supporters in Delhi. Demands of Ramdev is geniune and should be fulfilled if the Congress Government is serious about the corruption prevails in the Country, the PPA  general secretary Dr Ashan Riddi said in a release.

Now it is time for the people to judge if Congress party is really committed for transparent and responsive governments or not.

While expressing solidarity with Ramdev and Anna Hazare,  the Party appealed to the people of the country  to join the movement.

The Patanjali Yog Samiti/Bharat Swabhiman Trust Arunachal Pradesh strongly condemned the barbaric attack on Satyagrahi at Ramlila Maidan last night. The Samiti resented that even the child and women were not spared by the police.  Samiti is observing two days black day in protest against barbarism against the followers of Ramdevji.


Warm reception to Everesters Anshu & Mena

ITANAGAR, June 5: Everester Anshu Jamsenpa and Tine Mena were given warm welcome today upon their arrival in Itanagar after successfully conquering Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak. All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) organized a welcome function for two girls at Hotel Donyi Polo Ashoka. The two girls were felicitated on the occasion by AAPSU President Takam Tatung.

They shared their personal experiences on how they conquered Mt Everest. Anshu Jamshenpa while sharing her experience told the gathering, “I had tears in my eyes when I reached Everest for the first time. Had gone through many emotional, physical trauma to reach Everest. Upon reaching there felt like world below me. It was experience of lifetimes.” Further she added, “I saw couple of dead bodies on way to Everest. Many a times I feel death is just few minutes away. But deep inside wanting to do something for my state which gave me courage and strength to climb Everest twice within one climbing season.”

Tine Mena stated that climbing Everest is the most difficult one. “Many people think that climbing Everest is quite easy these days. But that is not the case. It needs lot of hard work and determination. Your own life is at risk as one has to go through many hurdles,” share Tine Mena. She added, “It was tough but love and support shown by Arunachalee people have taken away all the pain and agony. Wish our achievement will be recognized by Arunachalee citizens.”

Both the girls thanked AAPSU for giving them such a grand welcome. Meanwhile AAPSU President Takam Tatung urged state government to offer all support to the two lady mountaineer who brought glory to state. “Ansu and Tine has set benchmark for us. Despite without much support they have achieved daunting task of conquering Mt Everest. Their achievement has made Arunachal popular across the world. Now state government need to pay them back with support,” said Takam Tatung. Further he added, “We also appeal state government to promote adventure sports in Arunachal. Also Arunachal too has many high mountain peaks which have not been exposed yet to mountaineers from all over world. Times have arrived to do something in this regard.”

Earlier member of Arunachal Bullet Club (ABC) led by their president Nabam Jose accorded warm reception to the two mountaineers at Hollongi check gate on their arrival from Guwahati. ABC members took a bike rally from Hollongi to Itanagar accompanying two mountaineers to celebrate their success.


Rural Sports meet concludes

PASIGHAT, Jun 5: The district level Rural-Sports-Meet organized by the Department of Sports & Youth Affairs to promote sports activities in rural areas of East Siang district concluded here today.

The Under-16 village level competitions were conducted from May 17 to 29 last with the supports of four Sport Coordinators namely, Gumnya Karbak, Obang Minki, Tanya Padung and Tadang Tamuk.

The district level competitions were conducted at general ground here today in which all the players selected at village level competitions took part.

Speaking on the occasion, DSO Gumnya Karbak informed about his department’s aim to promote rural sports by removing all societal barriers and by providing the necessary facilities. Karbak informed that necessary fund has been provided by the department of Sports & Youth Affairs for the development of rural sports and to take effective measures for improving physical fitness of players.

Ruksin, Sille and Bilat Coordinator Obang Minki said that sports activities in rural areas is still in nascent stage. According to him, most of the Under-16 potential athletes do not engage themselves in sport activities due to various societal problems. He said that sports activities play a vital role in the overall personality development of the youth besides canalizing their energies in right prospective. He called upon youths of the district to participate in different sports activities which could earn them not only personal glory but also livelihood.


NESO pays last respect to cultural

icon Tanyum Haji

ITANAGAR, Jun 5: A team of North East Students’ Organization (NESO) led by its Secretary General Gumjum Haider paid homage to cultural legend of Subansiri region Tanyum Haji in his native home town at Daporijo.

Haji died on May 25 at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. Haji, who recorded his first song for All India Radio at AIR Dibrugarh in Nyishi programme way back in 1974, was the first radio artist from Upper Subansiri district, Gumjum said.

He will be remembered for his popular numbers like, “Ane diko bogdo sim ngo tola ma” (I cannot leave my mother land) and “Polo gobe ribo lo ngo rire noke lou”(if I happened to be moon I shall be your light) and many more. Though he is no more with us, we believe, his soul will always guide and keep blessing us, Haider added.

The NESO team along with Kara-Karga members of Upper Subansiri and West Siang Districts prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and also expressed their deep sense of condolence to the bereaved family members.

The NESO appreciated the effort of Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin and Home Minister Takar Marde, for their help to airlift his mortal remains from New Delhi to Daporijo.

NESO also expressed its gratitude to the Principal Residence Commissioner, Arunchal Bhawan, New Delhi, his colleagues and Dy. RC Guwahati and his team for the necessary and timely help.


Wangsa wins Gold medal

ITANAGAR, June 5: Sumwang Wangsa, a student of class V, RK Mission school Narottam Nagar has been awarded gold medal for securing 90% marks in All India School Mathematics Olympiad Contest organized by National Mathematics Olympiad Teacher Association. Sumwang is son of Wangbam Wangsa and permanent resident of Chasa village, Tirap district.

Meanwhile Nocte Welfare Society of Tirap has expressed joyous over his achievement. Society hoped that his rare achievement will inspire other children of trouble torn Tirap districts to do well in life.


NCP Foundation Day

ITANAGAR, Jun 5: The State Executive Body of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in a meeting yesterday chalked out detailed programmes for celebration of the party’s 13th Foundation Day. The main focus of the celebration would be based on the Karla declaration in the National Conclave in Pune last year wherein the party adopted the programme of “Shiksha, Swasthya, Anna Suraksha and Rojgaar--Har Ek Naagrik Ka Adhikaar” (Education, Health, Food Security and Employment –   Right of Every Citizen) for action, consolidation and expansion of the party.

The meeting also decided to plant trees in Doimukh township in collaboration with Department of Environment and Forest to mark the occasion.

Ralom Borang, leader of the legislature party NCP would be the Chief Guest of the occasion.

The meeting was attended by senior party leaders and office bearers of State, Nationalist Mahila Congress and Nationalist Youth Congress.


2nd Kharsang Eco-Cycling-2011

ITANAGAR, June 5: The 2nd Kharsang Eco-Cycling for Ladies and World Environment Day was celebrated at Kharsang head quarters with great enthusiasm and joy today.

It is to be mentioned that the Kharsang Eco-Cycling for ladies was started since last year. The programme is organised by the Kharsang Eco-Cycling Organising Committee with sponsorship from the GeoEnpro Petroleum Ltd, Kharsang Oil Field  with the objective to propagate the message of awareness on environment.

The Kharsang eco-cycling was flagged off by Chief Guest T. Mara, ADC Miao in presence of Guest of honour Sethai Sena, President DCC, Changlang, J. Jugli, Chairperson, Zilaparishad Changlang, A.J Lungphi, Circle Officer Kharsang and host of other Panchayat members, officers and GBs.

All together there were 56  women above 15 years wearing white T shirt participated in the cycling race  which started from Kharsang  CO’s office point upto Namphai-I covering a total distance of 16 kms.

The onlookers were thrilled to see the Kharsang township and the entire route of cycling fixed with placards and posters with slogans like “ Save tree for better future,” Plant Trees,”  “Stop Deforestation”, Observe World Environment Day” and many others.

First prize was won by Rashmi Ronrang who fetched a bicycle and Rs. 5000 cash. The 2nd prize went to Rontum Ronrang who received Rs. 4000 cash and the 3rd prize went to Kapnem Ronrang who received Rs. 3000 and 5 others got consolation prizes of Rs. 500 each along with certificates. The  prizes were distributed to the winners by the chief guest and guest of honour.  Numbers of Gulmohar tree saplings were planted by MLA and Chairman APMDTCL Kamlung Mossang,  and other dignitaries in the compound of PWD IB to mark the World Environment Day.

Speaking at the environment awareness campaign chief guest T. Mara urged upon the people to save and protect environment for the future. He specifically mentioned about fish poisoning cases and strongly appraised the GBs to inform the administration immediately in case they come to know about such activities in their area. He warned that stern action will be taken against the arbitrators. Guest of honour Sethai Sena alarmed the people about the growing environmental affect due to negligent activity of the citizens and requested the people to plant more trees and keep the environment clean. K. Mossang MLA also spoke on the occasion.


Regularize senior casual staff : Union

ITANAGAR, Jun 5: All Arunachal Pradesh Government Departmental Labours Union (AAPGDLU) demanded the State Government as well as Parliamentary Secretary, Labour and Employment,  to regularize the services of both APST and non-APST casual staff, who have been serving in various Govt departments for the last 15 -20 years.

AAPGDLU, in a release, said that 90 per cent of the casual/contingency labourers have been working in various Govt departments for the last 20 to 30 years continuously without any promotion and regularization of their jobs.

It said that a representation was submitted to the Parliamentary secretary for fulfillment of the demands.

It further demanded for regularization of WC staff working under various Govt departments, exemption of the prescribed norms (of class X pass) for the posts of Chowkidar, Dak runner, Sweeper, Water Carrier etc. for all the departmental candidates who have already served the department for atleast 20 years and also for those departmental candidates who are supposed to be promoted under 25 per cent reservation.

It also placed an estimate of Rs.100 Lakh before the Parliamentary Secretary for construction of RCC drain with slab cover of AAPGDU complex labour colony near IG Park, Itanagar.


Dental awareness prog to

mark No Tobacco Day

ITANAGAR, Jun 5: The Indian Dental Association (IDA),  Arunachal Pradesh State Branch organised Oro-Dental health awareness campaign on harmful effects of consuming tobacco and tobacco related products on the occasion of “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31 at Calvary English School, Moinhapa near here.

The association briefed about the historical background of tobacco and its harmful effects on human body.

Tobacco contains alkaloid, nicotine which are addictive. Long-term use tobacco weakens the defence system of our body. It also contains cancer inducing chemical compounds like specific nitrosamines, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, the association informed and explained about Oral cancer and its consequences.

The association also described harmful effects of Tobacco on human body in the both form of smoke and smokeless types and urged everyone to restrain themselves from using different forms of tobacco products.

It called upon the school authority, panchayat leaders, Goan Burahs, public, NGOs to propagate harmful effects of tobacco use and appealed to the state Govt. to legislate and impose higher taxation on tobacco products and ban sale of cigarette and chewing tobacco in the state.

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NUEA reconstituted

ITANAGAR, Jun 5: The executive body of the Nyishi Unemployed Engineers’ Association (NUEA) has been reconstituted with Gida Maya and Biri Look as president and general secretary respectively.


AUDSU appeals

ITANAGAR, Jun 5: All Upper Subansiri District Students’ Union (AUDSU) urged both the deputy director of industry and deputy commissioner to select only the deserving unemployed youths, preferably ITI certificate holders, for the PMEGP scheme in the district.

It said that there should not be any political interference while selecting candidate and no panchayat leaders be appointed as selection committee/board member. Special opportunity should be given to handicapped unemployed youth, it added.


IMWA ban collection of donation

ITANAGAR, June 5: Itanagar Market Welfare Association (IMWA) conducted its executive body meeting here today to discuss various developmental activities for the welfare of the Itanagar Market Community.

The house unanimously decided to retain its earlier decision to impose ban on any types of donation and contribution in any form by various welfare associations, NGOs etc within the jurisdiction of the IMWA.

It appealed to the people to abstain from collecting donation and contribution in any form in Itanagar Market without prior knowledge of the association and also appealed to the people to bear with the association’s decision to maintain peace and tranquility among the traders and other communities.

Checking drive

ITANAGAR: In an effort to regulate the traffic system in the Capital Complex, the Capital district administration and Arunachal Public Motor Transport Federation (APMTF) jointly conducted vehicle checking drive including two wheelers in the Capital on June 4 and 5.

During two days checking drive, around 30 traffic violators have been booked, imposed fine.  Drive will continue in different locations of the capital complex, the Federation informed.



ITANAGAR: A K Tripathy, Principal incharge of  Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic College, Itanagar has been selected by the Indian Achievers Forum for International Achiever Award for Quality Excellence and  Indian Achiever Award for Education Excellence.

Tripathy was selected for these prestigious Awards from among the few dignitaries, prominent personalities of India and abroad in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards the progress and development of Indian economy and society.

Tripathy shall collect the International Achiever Award in Singapore on June 24 and the Indian Achiever Award in New Delhi on July 20.


News Impact


Change in outlook

Dear Editor,

I would like to express my perception on the Arunachal's present scenario. It's really hard to digest when somebody from outside poke his nose into the problems within the four walls of our home and reprimand us for our misdeeds.

But the fact remains that we Arunachalees are still lagging far behind the rest of the country in terms of outlook.

The way we approach an elder or an officer, the way we speak to an outsider, the way our tempo and trekker drivers behave, the stunning behaviour of our educated people  are quite rude and below standard.

In fact, we are still in the age where we fail to recognize our own Arunachalee brothers and sisters also.

The reason is simple, we Arunachalees never accept or tolerate others' reprimand and advice. When an outsider tries to comment on our shortcomings and tries to mould us in the right shape we instead of taking it in a constructive way always take it otherwise.

When there's a mark on your face, it's not yourself but it's the other guy who can see it clearly. We cannot see our own mistakes but an outsider from a more advanced place can see them clearly.

Some months back a friend from Guwahati rang me up to tell me that he had been to Tawang on a holiday trip. He narrated me about the fascinating beauty of Tawang and more interestingly, the people over there were also so kind, cooperative and hospitable to them. I was really glad to hear that as it was a part of my state.

Going ahead with the conversation he also touched Tirap and Changlang districts where he had been in his earlier trips and commented on them though those places are still backward and militancy infested, but the common people over there are also so disciplined and tactful.

But it's unfortunate that for the places dominated by Abotani groups it's hard to receive such compliments.

Those ages of Hitler and Mussolini like people are over. Its 21st century why not we move to brighter world of our own.

Especially, it's my humble request to the people of the capital complex to be calm and polite to outsiders because it's the gateway of our state.

If they smell out some insecurity in the capital complex itself they won't dream of going somewhere else in the state. Do we realize the loss and the disgrace incurred on ourselves?


Oyin Paron

(by e-mail)



Mobile phone services and Tawang

Dear Editor,

Bad, worse and worst is the least that can be said about the situation of telecommunication in Tawang. The people here are   being duped in the name of telecommunication both by B.S.N.L and Airtel, the two network operators in the District.  

The network coverage of the whole Mon-region is erratic     and pathetic, and this has been so for the past four years or so. Each time you raise an eyebrow, you are given a sweet and polite assurance by the authority concerned, but no step has been taken so far. While the neighboring districts are enjoying much better network coverage and 3G services, the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (B.S.N.L) has turned a blind eye and deaf ears to this peaceful and sensitive land of the light of Asia.

Leave alone 3G services, with the network provided we are not even able to make voice calls. If by chance, the lady luck smiles upon you, then you may get connected, that too, if you dial for a minimum of 20-30 times. Many tourists, both domestic and foreign visit the District, but are we doing justice with them? They are facing tons of difficulty regarding communication with the network so vulgar. Is this what Atithi Devo Bhava (Guest is God) means? Can we just welcome our guests with folded hands and ignore their interests? The Tourism sector is also getting hampered due to communication problems, no thanks to B.S.N.L.               

Earlier in the year 2010, the firm had issued 3G SIM cards at the amount of Rs 60/- and almost the whole of Tawang bought the SIM cards thinking that they were lucky to have 3G services  in their town. Later the SIM cards were sold by the roadside in half the actual amount and much lesser formalities. But the 3G network functioned this year, in the month of April, that too for only 3-4 days, raising questions on the transparency in the dealings of the firm. The B.S.N.L and its Franchisee have issued much more SIM cards than its actual capacity. Why? Many times the call gets one sided and you are still charged for it. Why?  They are even unable to supply enough recharge and top up cards causing the rise of prices of the cards by the black marketers, which directly burrows a hole in the common public’s pocket. To add salt to injury, the Airtel subscribers had to resubmit their documents, which has led to extra expenditure and after doing so too, your card doesn’t get registered. Also same is their case regarding the top up and recharge cards. Isn’t this forgery?  Isn’t this a game being played with the sentiments and the trust that the common public has shown towards the firm and the franchisee?  Where are the Jago grahak Jago criers? Haven’t they got any laws for such forgery? If not, they ought to make one fast. The consumers rights of the people are being openly mocked, much to the agony of the people. Signing brand ambassadors like the Preity Zintas and Priyanka Chopras will do the firm no good as long as they don’t realize that the sole purpose of the firm is to provide the consumers with good network coverage. Do so and you don’t need to advertise, your work speaks for itself.

With the world moving faster and faster and all the competitive exams getting tougher and tougher each day, many middle class and poor students rely on their mobile internet. but who cares? With all the public call booths closed down with introduction of cell phones, from where do we communicate in urgency if you provide us with such dreadful  network coverage? But who cares? Doesn’t this mean that the B.S.N.L too has a neck problem looking towards Tawang, like the Govt. of India towards Arunachal Pradesh as stated by former M.P Khiren Rijiju in the parliament on 4th March 2008?  Change is the need of the hour, but the B.S.N.L differs to agree. The hopes of people on B.S.N.L are at the fag end. It’s high time that the B.S.N.L implement a look Tawang policy before the public/consumers goes mad.  Full marks to the B.S.N.L in making us the frog in the well.         


Lham Tsering,

Tawang, (on email)




Suspicion haunts a guilty mind.

Dear Editor,

The detention of Baba Ramdev has shown the worst day of Indian Democracy. He was speaking against corruption of the government. He is a figure of the masses. This is an attack on our sentiments. The arrest has sabotaged civil society initiative.

It simply reminds of the Jallianwala Massacre in 1919 during the British rule in India. Though at this time there was no killing, but attending the supporters with tear gas itself shows the anarchical tendency of the government. Peaceful protestors can never be treated in this manner. Fundamental Rights of the citizens is not a plaything for anyone in Power. Thus incident has realised the phrase "Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely"

The people who have tagged Baba Ram Dev of being Drama oriented must be scared of facing the truth of corruption.As they say, suspicion haunts a guilty mind.

Such anarchy should be controlled or the very essence of democracy will be jeopardised and we will have to witness the era of dictatorshipof Talibani-sation.


Priyanka Chakrabarty

Guwahati-24,  (on email)







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